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Mexican gang crashes into prison, flees with nine inmates

MEXICO CITY, Mexico: A Mexican gang crashed vehicles into a Mexican jail this week, in a successful bid to free ...

Laos-China railway begins operating in December

VIENTIANE, Laos: A railway connecting Laos and China will begin operations, though significantly adding to Laos' debt burden.The railway line, ...

Robot company will pay $200,000 for human faces for use on robots

PERM KRAI, Russia: Tech company Promobot is planning the launch of a new line of human-looking robots, but first they ...

Man discovers rare deep sea fish on San Diego beach

SAN DIEGO, California: Californian Jay Beiler was recently walking on San Diego's Black's Beach when he saw a disturbing-looking fish ...

US man sentenced to prison for buying luxury auto with Covid funds

HOUSTON, Texas: On Monday, a Texas man, Lee Price III, was sentenced to over nine years in prison after fraudulently ...

One-third sized Taj Mahal built by Indian as home for wife

NEW DELHI, India: An Indian man, Anand Prakash Chouksey, 52, has built a smaller replica of the famed 17th century ...

U.S. government writes off $2 billion in student loans

WASHINGTON D.C.: Earlier this month, the federal Education Department announced it is canceling another round of student loan payments, adding ...

Human Rights Watch: Taliban arrested, executed security forces

LONDON, England: The Taliban has executed dozens of members of the former government's security forces after the surrender of Afghanistan, ...

NATO chief: Countries should prepare for Russian incursion in Ukraine

RIGA, Latvia: Jens Stoltenberg, secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, has warned that the American-led military alliance should be ...

Families reunited after 2 years at Malaysia-Singapore land border

JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia As buses of vaccinated Malaysians working in Singapore were ferried across the Causeway Bridge that connects the ...

Soldiers burn houses and barns, kill livestock in south of Kalay

SAGAING, Myanmar - According to the local residents, soldiers have torched roughly 20 houses and two barns in communities in ...

Sixty years after astronaut Alan Shepard, daughter to travel to space

KENT, Washington: Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft will launch on 9th December, its third piloted flight, with a crew of ...

Bomb threat: Malaysian Airliner makes emergency landing in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Following a bomb threat on board, a Malaysia Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal ...

Notre Dame rebuild plans called 'woke theme park' by critics

PARIS, France: The rebuilding of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has come under fire from critics, after the new plans ...

Lebanese take to streets as currency drops 90% in value

BEIRUT, Lebanon: Protesting Lebanese took to the streets, lighting tires on fire and blocking roads throughout Lebanon to express their ...

Stowaway survives in landing gear on Guatemala flight to Miami

MIAMI, Florida: A stowaway has been found alive in the landing gear of an American Airlines plane that flew from ...

New German government says workers should expect 25% pay increase

BERLIN, Germany: Almost 2 million workers in Germany, Europe's largest economy, are set for a major pay increase, as part ...

After riots, labor strife France weighs semi-autonomy for Guadeloupe

PARIS, France: The French government is offering increased autonomy for the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, after COVID-19-related riots and long-running ...

Villagers flee to escape air raids in Sagaing, Myanmar

SAGAING, Myanmar - According to local sources, air attacks and shelling drove thousands of people from at least nine villages ...

Questions remain about freedom of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida: The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has said it "remains deeply concerned" that Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai ...

Taliban Pledge to Probe Alleged Summary Killings of Ex-Afghan Forces

ISLAMABAD - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban on Sunday rejected Western allegations they were carrying out targeted killings of security officials linked ...

Expert panel will be formed by state govt to encourage sports on large scale, says Punjab Sports Minister

Jalandhar (Punjab) [India], December 6 (ANI): An expert panel will be formed by the state government with all the major ...

Omnicron: Health Minister Mandaviya reviews RTPCR testing facilities at IGI airport for passengers from at-risk countries

New Delhi [India], December 6 (ANI): Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya reviewed RTPCR testing facilities for passengers coming from "at-risk" ...

Myanmar Court to Give First Rulings in Aung San Suu Kyi Trial

A court in Myanmar is due to deliver the first rulings on Monday in the trial of Nobel Peace Prize ...

Russia Renews Push For WHO Approval Of Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine

Russian President Vladimir Putin is hoping for World Health Organization (WHO) approval soon for Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine so ...

Viktor Hovland wins Hero World Challenge for second title of fall

After starting the day six shots behind the leader, up-and-coming Norwegian star Viktor Hovland captured his second title of the ...

Twin Explosions Rock UN Camps in Mali

GAO, MALI - Two explosions rocked U.N. camps in the northern Mali city of Gao on Sunday, causing damage but ...

Yemen's currency sees sharp decline as years-long conflict drags on

Aden [Yemen] December 6 (ANI/Xinhua): Yemen's national currency on Sunday fell to its lowest level against all other international currencies ...

Racing drivers airlifted to hospital after terrifying F2 crash

The grandson of a former Formula One world champion has been airlifted to hospital following a horror crash in Formula ...

Reactions to Bob Dole's Death From US Dignitaries, Veterans

U.S. dignitaries and military veterans are mourning former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, a World War II veteran and former ...

Putin says those vaccinated with Sputnik V should not be deprived of right to travel

Moscow [Russia], December 6 (ANI/Sputnik): People vaccinated with Russia's coronavirus vaccines Sputnik V should not be deprived of the right ...

Republican icon and former Clinton opponent dies

Bob Dole, a former US Senate majority leader and the GOP presidential nominee who failed to block Bill Clinton's re-election ...

Is this one of the most suspicious goals ever scored

Colombian legend Juan Cuadrado has called into question two suspicious late goals which secured promotion for Union Magdalena in what ...

Belgian Police Use Water, Tear Gas on COVID Protesters

BRUSSELS - Belgian police used water cannon and tear gas Sunday to disperse some rowdy protesters in Brussels after most ...

80 years on, the attack on Pearl Harbour offers lessons for today

"Pacific Ablaze" read Australian papers on December 8 1941, as the world learned about the monumental events that unfolded only ...

Bob Dole, Longtime US Republican Figure, Dies at 98

WASHINGTON - Bob Dole, a severely wounded U.S. soldier left for dead on a World War II battlefield and who ...

Omicron cases in UK rise by 50 per cent in one day

London [UK], December 6 (ANI/Xinhua): A further 86 cases of the Omicron COVID variant have been reported in Britain, taking ...

Russian FM arrives in New Delhi ahead of inaugural 22 dialogue

New Delhi [India], December 6 (ANI): Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Sunday arrived in New Delhi ahead of the ...

Pope Chides Europe, Comforts Migrants on Return to Lesbos

LESBOS, GREECE - Pope Francis returned Sunday to the Greek island of Lesbos to offer comfort to migrants at a ...

Russian men's tennis stars achieve historic 15-year first

The Russian tennis federation (RTF) team has won the Davis Cup title for the first time since 2006 after beating ...

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Human Rights Watch: Taliban arrested, executed security forces

LONDON, England: The Taliban has executed dozens of members of the former government's security forces after the surrender of Afghanistan, ...

Taliban Pledge to Probe Alleged Summary Killings of Ex-Afghan Forces

ISLAMABAD - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban on Sunday rejected Western allegations they were carrying out targeted killings of security officials linked ...

Afghanistan: Construction projects over USD 5 billion at halt, surging joblessness

Kabul [Afghanistan], December 6 (ANI): Construction projects in Afghanistan over USD 5 billion are on hold, stated the union of ...

Russian FM arrives in New Delhi ahead of inaugural 22 dialogue

New Delhi [India], December 6 (ANI): Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Sunday arrived in New Delhi ahead of the ...

Russia's approach towards India remains unchanged, has been helping us tremendously: Ex diplomat

New Delhi [India], December 5 (ANI): Emphasising that Russia has not changed its approach towards India, unlike the Western superpower, ...

Former diplomats pin high hopes on Putin's visit to India, say Afghanistan, defence deals to be on top priority

New Delhi [India], December 5 (ANI): Former Indian diplomats believe Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to India on Monday will ...

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